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Fight led to manslaughter

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A Madera County Superior Court jury has found Johnathan Warren guilty of manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, and battery causing serious bodily injury in the death of Paul Carranza, according to the District Attorney’s Office on Friday.

On a July evening in 2012, 57-year-old Carranza was at Courthouse Park with friends when a fight broke out between Warren, 41, and Theodore Hernandez, 40, all from Madera. Following the fight, Warren followed Carranza to a liquor store. When Carranza exited his vehicle, Warren punched him in the face, which caused him to fall backwards and strike his head on the ground, rendering him unconscious. He later died of his head injuries at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

Warren is set to be sentenced on Oct. 9 in Madera Superior Court, where he faces up to nine years in state prison.


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